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Third Voyage Double IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Third Voyage Double IPAThird Voyage Double IPA
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3.64/5
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1,012 Ratings
Third Voyage Double IPAThird Voyage Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ReelBigwigFish on 10-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,146
Reviews:
335
Ratings:
1,012
pDev:
14.01%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
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17
Gots:
70
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Ratings: 1,012 |  Reviews: 335
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finger plus of cream white with a reddish tint, mostly dense foam yet with a couple of islands of larger bubbles, not much dimpling and the retention is very good, not a great deal of lacing but what’s there has good width and sticks nicely. Dark amber to red rust colored liquid, closer to brown than yellow, no real beads just widely dispersed lazy bubbles floating about. The most pronounced element of the nose is its sheer thickness, fills the nostrils completely, composed of pine sap, white grapefruit pulp, peaches and nectarines, vanilla bean, sweet grains, molasses and honey, there’s not much “bite” to it and it clings more than lifts. In the mouth it’s full-bodied and sappy here too, carbonation gives it the old college try and does succeed in part to lend freshness. That said, the molasses, caramel, brown sugar, candied oranges, pine sap and cocoa powder keep it very much on the sweet side of things. Has some hoppy, leafy kick but nothing powerful enough to dictate terms. Clean, no earthy nor minerally notes, some breadiness or dough notes. Lasts well, holds heft and flavor. Not sure exactly what makes this a DIPA except it says so on the label.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of rangerred
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap in a pint glass.

Pours a clear medium amber with a smallish head.

Lots of tropical fruit on the aroma with a decent amount of earthyness. There is actually quite a bit of dankness to this which is interesting. Not much at all in the way of malt.

More fruit up front in the taste but it is quickly replaced by tree bark and wet moss. Lots of Earth in this beer. More dankness along with a fairly high bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and sticky.

Overall, a really good example of the IIPA style and one of the better beers Samuel Adams brews.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Beer is a brown/amber color that pours a moderate sized tan head. Head has okay retention and leaves very heavy lacing. Has a very earthy smell, along with caramel malt, dark malts, and citrus (most noticably orange).

Taste is very similar to the aroma, an earthy, malty beer, with some orange and just a hint of grapefruit to balance it out. Mouthfeel is a little heavy with slightly above average carbonation for a DIPA

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams Third Voyage. 8% ALC.leaves/VOL.
Hops: Cascade hops from the UK, New Zealand, and the US Simcoe brand hops. Malts: 2-row harrington, Metcalfe, and Copeland pale malts, caramalt, and honey malt. This unique double IPA takes the styles origins a step further. ...(I didn't bother to copy the verbiage on the label. Explains the name, goes on about something or another, blah, blah...blah.)

Clear, crimson coloring, big head, lace.

vibrant, hoppy aroma, with rich malt underneath. Grapefruit /caramel tango.

In the mouth, more of the same. Sturdy and slightly sweet malt backbone gives ample resistance to the hop blast. But this one is never too anything, no true assault here, no imbalance, no overwhelming intensity. Nothing wrong with that. And that's certainly nothing I'd expect form Samuel Adams, but…I'd love a surprise now and then.

Citrusy and earthy, for sure, a blend of English and American IPA style, with a sidetrip to the Southern Hemisphere. Nice, tasty, smooth, hoppy. Medium body, long, lingering bitter finish.

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Third Voyage Double IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,012 ratings
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